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Beth Dickison Richards Allegedly Poisons Husband Gregory Lawrence Richards' Tuna Sandwich

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Beth Dickison Richards, 37, allegedly tried to kill her husband by poisoning his tuna sandwich.
Beth Dickison Richards, 37, allegedly tried to kill her husband by poisoning his tuna sandwich.

It might have been dolphin-safe, but it was definitely dangerous for humans.

Florida mail carrier Beth Dickison Richards, 37, was arrested Friday and charged with attempted first-degree murder after allegedly poisoning her husband's tuna fish sandwich, WKMG reported.

Richards' step-sister, Jessica Jarvis, contacted authorities on Thursday evening, stating that Richards had admitted to crushing up multiple Trazodone pills and putting them inside the sandwich she made for Gregory Lawrence Richards, according to a release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

The Lake Wales man told deputies that he had felt sick after eating part of the sandwich earlier that day, and had gone to a hospital where he was treated for nausea and dizziness before being released.

Investigators say Beth Richards admitted to attempting to poison her husband.

She was also charged with possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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